10 Information concerning existence of certain information

Where a request under this Act relates to information to which section 6 or section 7 or section 9(2)(b) applies, or would, if it existed, apply, the department (for itself and for a departmental agency hosted by it or an interdepartmental executive board serviced by it) or interdepartmental venture or Minister of the Crown or organisation dealing with the request may, if it or he is satisfied that the interest protected by section 6 or section 7 or section 9(2)(b) would be likely to be prejudiced by the disclosure of the existence or non-existence of such information, give notice in writing to the applicant that it or he neither confirms nor denies the existence or non-existence of that information.

Section 10: amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Section 10: amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 4(2) of the Official Information Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 8).